Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Candy stripes - FO - finished object

 I cut this top out probably 2 years ago out of a remnant of cotton knit I bought at Spotlight. It has a little yoke at the back, bands on the wrists and a neck binding with pleated bodice. I bought a knit top that was a sample from a pop up shop more than 10 years ago for $5 and it fit so perfectly around the neck, shoulders, arms and length I unpicked it and used it as a pattern for this top. The original was black and the bands on that top was woven. (I don't like to wear black on the top but I did wear the original top out).


You can just see the yoke above. I love how the neck binding is on the bias. The cotton knit was so easy to sew and it is a pleasure to wear.



 Do you see the error? (other than my irregular coverstitching - the thread was catching on something) I put two pleats on one side and three on the other - the original had 3 I think. I used the actual fabric pattern but I think I'll transfer it to paper and tidy it up so I don't do this again. Also look how wonky those pleats are.  I'm not too fussed as this was really to see if the pattern would work (does) and heck I won't be wearing it for ages as it's so hot already and it was a test. Another thing out of the UFO pile. (I look at these photos and I think I might pull the pleats apart and fix that up - it just bugs me). When I bought that bargain Bernina it didn't only come with an overlocker but it came with a walking foot and I used it last night to sew up 2 more leather purses and it was so good. More on that later.

Just off the top of my head, I have 2 dresses (1 UFO), 2 skirts (remnants) , a linen knit waterfall cardi (UFO) (gorgeous) and another top (remnant) to show you. Plus I made another 2 leather purses and I have another one cut out but I can't find the leather pieces (am tidying up my sewing room as we speak). That's the end of the leather I bought a little under 12 months ago. I've also made an effort to put all the random pattern pieces away in their envelopes (no mean feat with so many patterns).

Oh and I still can't comment on most blogs??? A few I can however, and I'm just not sure why so while I may have some comments I can't post them.



4 comments:

  1. I still think your top looks great! And you have been productive to have all of those things to showcase! I am excited to see them.

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  2. Cute top and probably the best way to get a pattern that fits!

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  3. I'm with Katherine, that's the best way to get a perfectly fitting top! The shape suits you really well. Isn't it satisfying to get something off the UFO pile?

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  4. This is a very nice top! Love the pleats!

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